Chapter 9 Psychology

question

If there are discrepancies between the verbal and nonverbal components of a speech, listeners will probably
answer

accept the nonverbal as the true message
question

Television is an example of a channel of communication.
answer

true
question

In the speech communication process, anything that blocks or hinders the communication of a message is called
answer

interference
question

Which of the following can cause a speech to be dull?
answer

unenthusiastic delivery
question

According to the text, a sudden bolt of panic can hit speakers who
answer

initially feel no fear
question

Memorizing a speech is a bad technique for handling nervousness.
answer

True
question

The text says that worrying about yourself and your image in a speech is a kind of
answer

vanity
question

Most of your nervous symptoms are not seen by your audience.
answer

True
question

If a blind listener brings a guide dog into the room where a speech will be delivered, what should the speaker do?
answer

Do nothing unless the listener needs assistance
question

In a large auditorium, your listeners are more likely to be responsive if they are sparsely seated throughout the hall than if they are tightly packed together.
answer

False
question

Tailoring your speech to fit audience needs and interests is described in the text as
answer

Altering is not correct
question

Listeners might get upset if your speech topic varies from what they had anticipated.
answer

True
question

Ed’s objective for his speech is to get listeners to stop a certain behavior. What is his general purpose?
answer

to persuade
question

The specific purpose statement should be limited to one major idea.
answer

True`
question

The main disadvantage of interlibrary loan is that
answer

you cannot be certain of a book arriving quickly
question

Plagiarism in public speaking can cause public humiliation and loss of a job.
answer

True
question

A conclusion or judgment that remains open to dispute but seems true to one’s own mind is
answer

An opinon
question

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit to the sources of your information.
answer

True

Get instant access to
all materials

Become a Member